Lords vs Commons Tug of War


House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War

Join us

Come and join us at our 33rd Annual House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War event on Tuesday 4th June at 5.30pm in the beautiful surroundings of Westminster Abbey College Gardens, right in the heart of Westminster.

This isn’t your average garden party! You can enjoy a glass of fizz whilst watching teams pick up the rope and battle it out against each other to be crowned the Tug of War champions of 2019.

Hosted by the BBC’s John Pienaar, you will get to enjoy delicious food and drink available throughout the evening, beautiful scenery and live music, all whilst raising money in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The culmination of the night will see the House of Lords take on the House of Commons in a nail-biting contest for the trophy.

Enter a team into the Tug of War

If you want a piece of the action, why not enter a team? It is a great opportunity for team building and a fantastic day out, all whilst raising money for people affected by cancer.

Click here to buy your team entry >

Buy spectator tickets

If spectating is more your style, you can get hold of a ticket for £75. Please follow the link below to purchase your tickets.

Click here to buy individual tickets >

Sponsor a team

Get in touch with the Supporter Events team to discuss sponsorship opportunities on 0207 840 4800 or by emailing us at tugofwar@macmillan.org.uk.

**Please note: Macmillan Cancer Support is unable to offer refunds for tickets purchased or invoiced.**

**There will be photographers at this event, by attending you give permission for your picture to be used to promote this event on Macmillan’s and sponsors’ websites, fundraising materials, Mac news and local/national press.**

**Macmillan will use your details to send you out information about the Tug of War event, this includes your tickets and any pre and post event updates. For security reasons, we will need to send the full names only of all those attending the concert to Westminster Abbey Gardens.**

How do I get to the venue?

The event takes place at Westminster Abbey, College Gardens, Great College Street, London, SW1P 3PA. The nearest tube stations are Westminster and St James's Park. 


What are the timings for this event?

Doors open at 5.30 pm. The event finishes promptly at 9 pm.


What is the dress code for the event?

The dress code is smart casual.


Is there disabled access?

I can't make it to the event but I'd like to donate. How do I do that?

Please donate by calling 020 7840 4800 to pay over the phone with credit or debit card.


How do I support with a prize donation?

Please let us know how you can help by calling 020 7840 4800.


We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available. For more information or to discuss these opportunities further, please contact Julia Halpin on 0207 840 4800 or email tugofwar@macmillan.org.uk.

Associate Sponsor £23,000

  • 1 team entry (8-10) plus 26 VIP tickets
  • Company name & logo on event invitation, tickets and programme cover
  • Full page colour advert within programme
  • Logo included on Macmillan website
  • Pitch side banner
  • Opportunity for further corporate signage
  • Marketing and PR opportunities
  • Social media activity

Gold Corporate Patron £13,500

  • 1 team entry (8-10) plus 14 VIP tickets
  • Gold Patron listing and full page advert within programme
  • Logo included on Macmillan website
  • Sponsorship of Parliament team (subject to availability)
  • Pitch side banner
  • Social media activity

Silver Corporate Patron £10,000

  • 1 team entry (8-10 people) plus 8 tickets
  • Silver Patron listing & full page advert within the programme
  • Pitch side banner
  • Social media activity

Corporate Team Package:

  • 1 team entry (8-10 people) plus 8 guest tickets
  • Banner displayed at the side of the match pitch
  • Half page advert within the programme

Team Entry:

  • Team entry for 8-10 team members

Last year we raised


This could pay for a Macmillan Nurse for nearly 3 years!

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